My question for this edition:
Last night, ABC aired the annual Barbara Walters Special in which she named the most fascinating people of 2008. At the top of the list was President-Elect Barack Obama. Do you agree with her pick? If so, why? If not, who do you think was the most fascinating person who made headlines this past year?
I agree with her selection of President-Elect Obama. I have tremendous hope for his Presidency, as I believe that he represents the new brand of politician that many of us have been searching for during the past decade. He seems to understand what is important to average Americans and appears determined not to lose touch with or forget his humble origins.
He did not expect to win the election. In fact, when he entered the race, he gave himself little chance of succeeding. So he could not have that he would be facing the enormous challenges that await his Presidency. But I believe that he is tackling the issues methodically, deliberatively, and earnestly. The American people cannot ask for or expect more. I find myself fascinated with what he has to say about how he is planning to lead the country and hope that his accomplishments match his eloquence.